What is the Alabama Veterinary
The Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation was established to assist veterinary students and veterinary technicians by providing scholarships and endowments. Over the years, the Foundation hopes to develop animal welfare programs, and support various other existing programs that contribute to the well being of animals and enhance the human-animal bond. The Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation was established on December 16, 2003.
Our mission: to enhance the well being of animals and the human-animal bond.
Why give to the Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation?
ALVMF Spay/Neuter License Plate Program
Pet overpopulation is a tremendous problem in our state, approximately 75% of healthy, adoptable cats and dogs brought into Alabama Shelters are euthanized. Through the ALVMF Spay/Neuter License Plate Program, proceeds from statewide tag sales offset the cost of spay/neuter surgeries performed at participating hospitals throughout the state of Alabama. Our primary source of funding for this program comes from the sale of these license plates and the donation check-off on the Alabama income tax return. You may also donate directly to the Spay/Neuter Program here. Your support of this program to help unwanted pets in Alabama is greatly appreciated. Click here to donate.
Learn more about the program here.
The Foundation will work statewide to improve existing programs as well as develop new welfare programs that contribute to the well being of animals. Through your generous contributions the foundation will work to promote responsible pet care through spay/neuter programs as well as general education programs promoting responsible pet care. This fund would also support pet-assisted therapy programs and work to promote the positive role of therapy animals in the day-to-day life of someone with a disability. The ALVMA Foundation also hopes to establish and Animal Hall of Fame and a Disaster Assistance Program within the state. The disaster assistance program would provide assistance and information to pet owners experiencing a personal tragedy resulting from a natural disaster. The Animal Hall of Fame is a celebration of our mission statement. The distinction would recognize and honor animals who have shown extraordinary abilities or unending loyalty to their owners.
In our profession, school does not end with a diploma. Veterinarians and technicians need continuing education to stay up-to-date on the most cutting edge technology and new practices in veterinary medicine. The Foundation will assist in sponsoring programs that keep them current on animal care, medicine, technology, and food animal practice.
All scholarships shall be awarded to those students pursuing a degree in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University and Auburn University and the Veterinary Technology program.
Veterinary Crisis Assistance
This program will offer assistance through low interest loans to veterinarians who may need assistance during a medical crisis.
How you can help
Contributions to the ALVMA Foundation are made by people who respect and care about animals and their health and well-being.
Many veterinarians and clients contribute to the Foundation in memory of a beloved pet or in honor of family members and friends.
Individuals may bequeath gifts to the Foundation by naming it in wills, insurance policies or trusts.
Corporations and organizations can donate to the Foundation to recognize individuals or for specific causes.
All contributions to the Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation are tax deductible. Contributions may be designated for specific programs or be given to the general fund.
Caring and Compassion - Your contribution will benefit the welfare of animals.